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Engaging students in learning statistics using The Islands.

July 27, 2015
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Engaging students in learning statistics using The Islands.

Three Problems and a Solution Modern teaching methods for statistics have gone beyond the mathematical calculation of trivial problems. Computers can enable large size studies, bringing reality to the subject, but this is not without its own problems. Problem 1: … Continue reading →

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Psych dept: “We are especially interested in candidates whose research program contributes to the development of new quantitative methods”

July 16, 2015
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This is cool. The #1 psychology department in the world is looking for a quantitative researcher: The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The expected start date is September 1, 2016. The primary criterion for appointment is excellence in research and teaching. We are […] The post Psych dept: “We are especially interested in candidates whose research program contributes…

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An Excel add-in for regression analysis

July 8, 2015
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Bob Nau writes: I know you are not particularly fond of Excel, but you might (I hope) be interested in a free Excel add-in for multivariate data analysis and linear regression that I am distributing here: http://regressit.com. I originally developed it for teaching an advanced MBA elective course on regression and time series analysis at […] The post An Excel add-in for regression analysis appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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Short course on Bayesian data analysis and Stan 19-21 July in NYC!

July 7, 2015
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Short course on Bayesian data analysis and Stan 19-21 July in NYC!

Bob Carpenter, Daniel Lee, and I are giving a 3-day short course in two weeks. Before class everyone should install R, RStudio and RStan on their computers. If problems occur please join the stan-users group and post any questions. It’s important that all participants get Stan running and bring their laptops to the course. Class […] The post Short course on Bayesian data analysis and Stan 19-21 July in NYC!…

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God is in every leaf of every probability puzzle

June 29, 2015
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Radford shared with us this probability puzzle of his from 1999: A couple you’ve just met invite you over to dinner, saying “come by around 5pm, and we can talk for a while before our three kids come home from school at 6pm”. You arrive at the appointed time, and are invited into the house. […] The post God is in every leaf of every probability puzzle appeared first on…

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Online Volatility Data and Labs

June 21, 2015
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I am reminded that I had planned to post on data/analysis sites that focus on financial asset return volatility measurement and modeling.To my mind, the key trio is implied vol, GARCH vol, and realized vol. For implied vol it's the VIX at CBO...

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Because there is no observable certainty other than the existence of thought

June 15, 2015
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Because there is no observable certainty other than the existence of thought

Someone who is teaching a college philosophy class writes: We discussed Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy last week — specifically, concerning the existence of God — and I had students write down their best proof for God’s existence in one minute, independent of their beliefs. Attached is a particularly funny response: Another good one was […] The post Because there is no observable certainty other than the existence of thought…

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Applied regression and multilevel modeling books using Stan

June 11, 2015
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Edo Navot writes: Are there any plans in the works to update your book with Prof. Hill on hierarchical models to a new edition with example code in Stan? Yes, we are planning to break it up into 2 books and do all the modeling for both books in Stan. It’s waiting on some new […] The post Applied regression and multilevel modeling books using Stan appeared first on Statistical…

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Framework for statistical report-writing

June 10, 2015
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Framework for statistical report-writing

This framework helps teachers and students think about how to produce better statistical reports. Continue reading →

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We need a title for our Daily Beast column

June 4, 2015
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Kaiser and I will soon start a weekly column for the Daily Beast, focusing on statistics that are cited in political and civic debates. The question is, what to call it? We have a few possibilities but aren’t thrilled with any of them. So we could use some help from the wisdom of the crowd. […] The post We need a title for our Daily Beast column appeared first on…

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